Buyer’s beware: 5 overrated 2020 NFL Draft prospects

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – NOVEMBER 09: Wide receiver Tyler Johnson #6 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers makes a reception in front of cornerback Keaton Ellis #2 of the Penn State Nittany Lions before scoring a touchdown during the second quarter at TCFBank Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)+

Tyler Johnson WR

Tyler Johnson’s stock has taken a hit far before he accepted a Shrine Bowl invite after not receiving a Reese’s Senior Bowl invitational. Again, Johnson has off the charts production for the University of Minnesota over the past two seasons, the converted quarterback looks raw as a receiver still, including the ability to catch the football.

Failing to catch the football or display even average catch comfortability is a massive red flag for a receiver who many have touted as a day-two prospect. When watching his film, it is evident that he has not been playing the wide receiver position for a long time.

Johnson runs great routes and shows great footwork to get off the line of scrimmage with ease, but that is about where his strengths end. While he can occasionally flash separation down the field and the ability to make a play after the catch, these are not traits he shows with frequency; can he be a big time playmaker at the next level? This is a question that must be asked of Johnson.

This writer currently has Johnson graded out as a fourth round prospect. This is not as low as some and not as high as others.

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